Florida Governor Proposes Largest Budget in History

Gov. Rick Scott, who ran as a cost-cutting critic of 'bloated' government, opened the state's checkbook Thursday and urged the Legislature to pass a $74.2 billion budget, an increase of $4 billion.
February 1, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott, who ran as a cost-cutting critic of 'bloated' government, opened the state's checkbook Thursday and urged the Legislature to pass a $74.2 billion budget, an increase of $4 billion.

Citing a surge in tax revenue from a reviving economy, Scott wants to give teachers $2,500 raises, award cash bonuses to state workers, give a sales tax break to manufacturers who buy equipment and make another small cut in the corporate income tax.

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